Tag Archives: a series of tubes

“That’s so Takei”

Via Rachel Maddow:

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Four-legged SEALs

So it seems the SEAL team that got Bin Laden included a “war dog“—probably a German Shepherd—trained to sniff out bombs and snipers, and to parachute from altitude: Slate makes the inevitable “war cat” joke:

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Yes, we can

My favorite partisan reaction to the news (via Blag Hag): Meanwhile, on FOX (via Regret the Error): If nothing else, this may explain why our own local FOX affiliate was spelling Osama bin Laden’s name “Usama” last night. At first … Continue reading

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Nightmare fuel

Via William Gibson’s twitter feed: There’s a tumblr called “Chicks With Steve Buscemeyes” devoted to pictures in which actor Steve Buscemi’s eyes are Photoshopped onto the heads of female celebrities. Now there’s a YouTube version as well:

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Fahrenheit 72

[Via Andrew Sullivan]

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“Because she was lonely”

Via Ta-Nehisi Coates, Michael Caine explains why he made certain career choices: Given how many great films you’ve made, does it disappoint you when people want to talk about the ones that didn’t do so well? No, what annoys me … Continue reading

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“A return to civility is not possible”

Via Matt Yglesias, Reason magazine plugs 18th-century political campaign rhetoric into 21st-century-style attack ads:

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Apropos of nothing

Via Research Maven and Cute Overload: Also.

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Medieval copy protection schemes

Sometimes people come to me and ask, “How did medieval filmmakers protect their DVDs from piracy?” And I tell them that since so few households had DVD players during the thousand or so years between the fall of the Roman … Continue reading

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If cats ran British Petroleum

Via Juan Cole:

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